Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Offseason Plans Becoming More Clear

Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles LakersMetta World Peace will be heading to the East Coast and joining the Knicks. After the Lakers let him go, MWP entered free agency and was picked up by New York today. World Peace is originally from Queensbridge, New York and will certainly be excited to returning home to finish his career. Metta World Peace has agreed to a two-year deal. Last year, he averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.63 steals per game.

In the annual list of most valuable professional sports franchises, the Los Angeles Lakers ranked 31st in the world in the 2013 edition. The Lakers are worth approximately $1 billion. Their revenue skyrocketed this past season in the first year of their new television deal with Time Warner Cable, which might be worth $5 billion over 25 years.

Dwight Howard spoke candidly to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith about his time with the Lakers and said some pretty strong things about the organization and Kobe Bryant. Check out the interview, which surely will answer questions fans might have.

Nash had some things to say about the former Laker. Nash is excited to work with Pau and the pick-and-roll, something he didn’t see working with Dwight. When asked about how the game with Pau Gasol was going to move this year, Nash said the following about not having Howard on the team:

“It gives us a little more fluidity. The ball can move more.”

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Lakers Nation News

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Lakers News

Metta World Peace Signing With Knicks [Silver Screen and Roll]

The Lakers are Building the Facade of Competing, but Facing the Reality of Rebuilding [Silver Screen and Roll]

Metta World Peace to Knicks: New York Reportedly Signs Veteran Small Forward [Bleacher Report]

Wesley Johnson Another Quality Signing by Lakers at Minimum Salary [LA Times]

Summer League Game 3 Preview & Chat [Forum Blue and Gold]

Metta World Peace Signs with Knicks, Ready to Represent the ‘Orange and Blue Blood’ [SB Nation]

Lakers Officially Sign Wesley Johnson [Inside the Lakers]

Dwight Howard Sounds off on Turbulent Year with LA Lakers [Bleacher Report]

Why Nick Young Is Perfect Replacement for Metta World Peace with LA Lakers [Court Vision]


Mike D’Antoni Optimistic About Lakers’ Fortunes Despite losing Dwight Howard [SB Nation]

Lakers Take Care Of Blazers In 2nd Summer League Game [Forum Blue and Gold]

Howard Says it was “Very Tough” to Play with Kobe, but That’s Not Why He Left L.A. [ProBasketballTalk]

Steve Nash: Lakers’ Offense Will Be More Fluid Without Dwight Howard [LA Times]

Dwight Howard Said it Was Tough to Play with Kobe Bryant [Inside the Lakers]


Interview With Lakers Assistant Coach Mark Madsen [Forum Blue and Gold]

What Los Angeles Lakers’ 2013 Offseason Strategy Means for Kobe Bryant’s Future [Bleacher Report]

Lakers Improve to 1-1 with Summer League Victory Over Blazers [Lakers Now]

Interview With Robert Sacre [Forum Blue And Gold]

NBA News

Heat, Spurs Reportedly Frontrunners for Greg Oden [SB Nation]

Bobcats Hire Mark Price to Rework Kidd-Gilchrist’s Shot []

NBA Summer League Standouts Who Are Mirages [Bleacher Report]

Who is left on free agent market? Pickings getting slim but a few good players out there [ProBasketballTalk]

Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings to meet with Greg Oden, sources say [ESPN]

Kings’ Ben McLemore signs rookie contract [Yahoo! Sports]

Derrick Rose Injury: Bulls Star Says He Will be Ready for 2013-14 Season [SB Nation]

Pistons want Rondo but would have to trade Drummond []

JaVale McGee dunks all over poor guy at Drew League [ProBasketballTalk]

Riley: Heat Not Planning to Use Amnesty [Yahoo! Sports]

LeBron James Sends Secret ‘Mission Impossible’-Style Wedding Invites [Swagger]

Hawks Match Bucks’ Offer To Teague [Hang Time Blog]

Bucks sign OJ Mayo to 3-year, $24 million deal [Yahoo! Sports]

2013 NBA Free Agents []

Nate Robinson, the NBA’s Vagrant Offensive Bargain [SB Nation]

Cody Zeller Looks Comfortable, Drops 23 in Summer League [ProBasketballTalk]

Hardaway Jr. Bruises Left Wrist []

Orlando Summer League: Final Judgments [ESPN]

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